Royal Mail industrial action – an update


Following on from Royal Mail industrial action in 2022, we have yet to see any dates for strike action announced in 2023, though the dispute is ongoing.

Royal Mail’s statement reads:

“We are disappointed that the CWU members who took part in the ballot have voted in favour of taking further industrial action.

Royal Mail remain committed to resolving this dispute and want to agree a pay and change deal for our people.

The CWU have not announced any dates for further strike action to take place.

In the event the CWU do announce further strike action, we have plans to minimise disruption and get our services back to normal as soon as possible after strike action to keep people, businesses and the country connected.

We remain committed to getting around the table with the CWU, resolving this dispute and agreeing a pay and change deal for our people. That is in the best interests of customers, Royal Mail and its employees.”

Some of the Royal Mail staff involved in industrial action are likely to have involvement in the distribution of unaddressed (leaflets etc.) material.

If further strike dates are announced, we expect door to door distribution to take place as normal – with door drop items being delivered over the course of one week, from Monday to Saturday.

There may be minor delays to the door drop activity depending upon the length and type of action taken but we will work with Royal Mail Door to Door to address these when they are known.

Even at the busiest times of the year, our experience is that most door drop activity proceeds without delay and where there are delays, they are isolated to individual postal walks.

If/when the postal workers responsible for actually delivering door drop items choose to take industrial action, we won’t know until they announce the exact action what impact it will have, but when we do, this will be communicated.

Further updates will follow.

If you have Royal Mail Door to Door activity booked or you are considering door drop bookings over the next month and would like to discuss this in more detail, please contact us today.

As resellers of the Royal Mail Door to Door service, we can help advise on your planning and distribution dates, as well as liaising with Royal Mail on your behalf.